Our geo-science and environmental science researchers have invited undergraduate students from universities across the U.S. to join them in the UNH-Abisko Summer Research program. Right from the start they have been working in collaboration with a faculty advisor at one of our research centers.
Program began June 4, 2012 at Univ. of NH.
Students left for Abisko, Sweden on July 2, 2012
Program ends back at UNH on August 10, 2012.
The 10-week summer program has 3 components:
- 1. REU fellows spend the first 4 weeks at the University of New Hampshire where they acquire background knowledge of Earth System Science and biogeochemistry. They have training laboratory and field techniques, and design their research projects.
- 2. Students spend the following 4 weeks at the Abisko Scientific Research Station in research co-mentored by UNH-based and ANS-based scientists.
- 3. Fellows then return to UNH to complete any additional analytical work, synthesize their results, and prepare their projects for presentation.
The synthesis of many long-term environmental datasets in the Swedish subarctic has clearly demonstrated that climate change and the accompanying environmental changes are accelerating. This interdisciplinary international research experience in Earth Systems Science offers an opportunity to study how climate change affects the biogeochemical processes in northern upland and wetland ecosystems.
The diversity of research at these two institutions offers our next generation of scientists a good foundation in interdisciplinary collaboration and practice in communicating the implications of their research results.
Who is Eligible?
UNH-Abisko Summer Research Internships are open to students who have completed their junior year of college. We require relevant coursework in the Earth Sciences (environmental studies, Earth systems science, atmospheric science, oceanography, ecosystem studies, geology or advanced research in Earth and atmospheric sciences). Participants recieve a stipend, travel allowance, and room and board at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) or Abisko Scientific Research Station (ANS).
If you are already a University of New Hampshire student, contact Dr. Ruth Varner directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly to learn about an alternate application process.